Easy Way to Dry Weed
Drying your weed may seem like an afterthought, but in reality, it's a critical step in getting the most out of your buds. Whether you’ve just harvested your homegrown crop, or have picked up some top-shelf buds from your local dispensary, properly drying your weed is a must in order to maintain its aroma and potency.
The first step to drying weed is to trim your buds. Cut away any leaves that are not actually bud. Doing this will help speed up the drying process and give your buds a polished look. After trimming, you’ll want to start the drying process right away.
To dry your weed, place the trimmed buds in a single layer on a drying rack. Also, make sure that each bud has ample room so that air can circulate around them. It’s important to ensure that these buds are not touching one another, which can cause the weed to stick together and increase the chance of mold or mildew.
After your buds are on the drying rack, place them in a cool, dark area with good airflow. A closet or spare room is ideal for this. Avoid direct sunlight and keep temperatures between 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. A fan can help to increase air circulation and aid in the drying process.
Check your weed every day and rotate the buds as needed to ensure it’s drying evenly. You should also keep a close eye on the moisture level of the buds. If you find that they are too dry, try lightly misting with a spray bottle and let them sit for a few more hours.
When you can comfortably break apart the buds without them being too dry or too moist, the weed is ready and you can enjoy your hard work. Now, smoke up, relax and enjoy your freshly dried weed!